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LEX 18, LeXenomics To Co-host Mayoral Town Hall

Posted at 9:02 AM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 09:20:11-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Zach Galifianakis hosts a show called “Between Two Ferns.” In that spirit, LeXenomics, 21 C and LEX 18 will present “Between Two Penguins” to feature both Lexington Mayoral candidates.

The town hall event will feature candidates Ronnie Bastin and Linda Gorton. Candidates will discuss the issues that matter to you in an hour-and-a-half forum.

Questions that have come in so far center around these overarching categories:

  • Environmental Friendliness / Sustainability including waste, recycling, water quality
  • School safety and anti-violence measures, in general
  • Downtown development(s) to attract even more locals and out-of-town visitors including walkability
  • Affordable housing + Urban Services Boundary issues
  • Capitalizing on bourbon tourism’s ever-increasing popularity
  • Lexington’s tourism potential in general, due to bourbon + horses + hospitality

It will all kick off with a “meet and greet” at 6 p.m. The debate will begin at 6:30.

The event will be streamed on Facebook. To learn how you can attend, click here.